Innovation Academy Charter School Reviews
Rating 3.68 out of 5 108 reviews
Innovation Academy Charter School is a 5-12 grade school that is project-based and hands-on. The community is pretty small (100 students each grade) and is very interactive. Teachers and staff constantly offer their help and attention to all students and are flexible.
Different approach to learning. Did not focus on textbooks and tests, but rather on projects and logical reasoning. With this came a lot of public speaking education along with communication which was helpful for college and the workplace.
At Innovation Academy Charter School, its small community helps students connect with our teachers for when needing assistance. They are a resource that are always available to us and is encouraged when needing extensions, updates on daily life, or even just a quick check in with them. The small environment (space for school) is something needing for fixing because it is to small in terms of fitting everyone into classes and its crowds making hard for others to walk/pass by through.
Innovation prepares students for real world experiences. It’s a project based school and focuses on hands on learning in the classroom, assessing you on how well you can apply what you learned to other aspects of the class. Since it’s a small school, you gain a connection to the staff and to your peers, creating a warm and welcoming environment.
I have been attending this school since fifth grade and will be an upcoming junior. I love the environment and all my friends that go there. I wish there were more clubs and competitiveness to the school. They do not congratulate the students who work hard and don't treat everyone fairly.
This school prepares you well for the real world and will get you out of your comfort zone for sure. But this school doesn't know how to handle situations such as bullying or racism. Also, the theatre is great everyone performs wonderful but it's not a real theatre it's very small. I like how this school has the city bus come if you are not able to get a ride.
Innovation Academy Charter School has an amazing community and environment. It is a great places for kids to learn and grow.
Innovation Academy Charter School is a very good school to sent your child. The school is very small and has a very good community of caring people. The teachers are very caring and attentive to every student’s needs. The academic system is amazing because the students learn in a creative way and have a lot of support. The school itself is very fun and I believe that anyone would enjoy their time here.
This school exposes students on more advanced outcomes in real life. Their one on one, teacher to student extra help prepares students to make an academic relationship with their future professors and bosses. The community itself is very welcoming to all groups. The teachers truly care about the students and their success.
Innovation Academy has been a great school for both my children. I love the project based learning and application of skills and knowledge to every day life. The teachers have mostly been wonderful with excellent communication with parents. The athletic director is fantastic and very dedicated. My kids have learned and developed a lot of public speaking skills. Excellent school!
Attending Innovation Academy Charter school for high school has been a great experience for me, and I would definitely recommend it -- especially to students who aren't 100% sure about attending their town's public high school. IACS has kids from a few different towns, and it has a lot of diversity in all aspects of the word. The school's block schedule is honestly super helpful, because you have a decent amount of time in class to sit and get work done, but you also don't have it every day, so most of the time, you have a few days to work on homework if you need. It's a great system.
I love the diversity at Innovation Academy. Growing up in a mostly white town, I experienced no diversity until I came to Innovation Academy in fifth grade. The transition between schools was very smooth and I loved the school so much I decided to stay for my high school years. The teaching style at Innovation Academy is very different but is very effective and efficient. IACS focuses heavily on project-based, hands-on learning which means that all the new content learned is supported with hands-on activities as well as projects to ensure the comprehension of the content is there. However, IACS is very small but at the same time, this ensures the fact that I know everyone and all the teachers know all of their students.
The middle school was great, the high school on the other side, has been awful. The special education care is terrible, and getting accommodations you need is nearly impossible. When asking for help and meeting with teachers about IEP plans, and getting the help needed it was awful. There are little to know after school activities, choice blocks are great, but you can only chose one limiting your options and bring down a college application a ton. The theater program is amazing, but that's about it at this school. The kids are getting worse and worse, and the number of people staying is dropping more and more. I think they really need to get their game up, punish students, offer after school activities, support legal accommodations like THEY SHOULD, offer AP and Honors classes and work on helping students with getting to college.
I have been at this school for 8 years (MS and HS) and I don't regret it. The way that this school is structured is very different from other schools and in a good way. They really focus on each student to ensure that child a great education for their future. It is a smaller school which is very nice and easier to get to know people. Everybody is welcoming and accepting, the environment is safe and comfortable. I will never forget the amazing memories I had there and will miss it a lot.
Spending any time at this school was one of my few regrets. The academics weren't bad, they were actually pretty involved and project based, which is great if that's how you learn best. Any other aspect of the school was nothing shy of a disappointment. The staff were unqualified and hostile with special needs or troubled students, from what I recall of a middle school Spanish teacher (who remains employed there) putting her hands on a student. Any incident that seems to come from that school is and was always swept under the rug, as was the incident with the student wandering around taking close ups of female students' rear ends, where he remained in the same classes of the targeted students and was not once reprimanded regarding said incident. Their athletics program is decent, with the one thing they really can excel at being the Track and Field program, but aside from that nothing's particularly special.
Innovation Academy is a small charter school located right near the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, NH. Students attending can either live in Dracut, Lowell, Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, and Carlisle. The school is centered around the practical application of learning. This is often times done through hands-on activities or projects. Innovation Academy Charter School is really recognized for their small class sizes and individualized attention. Each student has the opportunity to take their classes for honors. The school itself is fairly small and lacks a lot of sports. The school just recently worked with a neighboring school to create a swim team and lacrosse team. Making friends is no challenge here. Unlike many other schools, there aren't exclusive groups. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Innovation Academy.
I love the project-based learning! All the teachers really support each student individually with the low-class sizes. At IACS you are able to set your own ILP goals each semester that help you grow as a person and a student. The advisory program is amazing because it give students a grat way to bond with other students they may not know while learning more about key themes like gratidute.